Packing a bowl, sitting back, and watching the best stoner movies on Netflix is one of the true pleasures in life, but finding something to stream can be an ordeal — especially if you’ve already smoked. We’ve all been there. Eyes glazed over and surrounded by snacks, we scroll endlessly through the offerings on Netflix. Until they get with the program and make weed movies on Netflix a real, searchable genre, we’ll have to do the hard work of parsing out the best content to enjoy through a smoky haze.
This 420, we decided to make things easier by rounding up a list of classic and more unorthodox movies to watch high on Netflix right now. For those looking for a longer love affair with their stoner streaming service, we didn’t stop at the best movies to watch high on Netflix—we also found enough binge-worthy TV to warrant a Netflix weed show subgenre.
The list includes everything from cult stoner classics such as Planet Earth and Mac & Devin Go to High School to unintentionally weed-friendly TV series like The Great British Baking Show.
Browse the 10 best stoner movies and TV shows on Netflix below and let us know your favorite go-to weed companion in the comments.
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
If you belong to the special breed of stoners who get weirdly productive while high, Netflix’s Tidying Up With Marie Kondo might help channel that Sativa-induced energy. The show is based on Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and involves mass decluttering, with Kondo helping folks sift through piles of stuff they might want to keep or shed based on whether or not a thing “sparks joy.” The ideal Netflix weed show for when you’re sparking up some joy of your own.
The Big Lebowski
Any movie that inspires fans to register a legit religion called Dudeism should be top of any 420 movie list, especially if that movie involves wearing a dressing gown while sipping white Russians. Directed by the Coen brothers, the poster child for weed movies on Netflix follows stoner slacker Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), who becomes embroiled in a kidnapping drama after he’s assaulted by villains in a case of mistaken identity. It’s already one of the best movies to watch high on Netflix but if you have a dressing gown and access to a white Russian, it’s on par with the world’s most extravagant luxuries.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Not all stoner movies on Netflix need to be hazy comedies. There’s nothing quite like revisiting teen classics while baked out of your brain and I Know What You Did Last Summer more than fits the bill. Not only is the cast stacked with late-’90s idols such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, but the narrative is simultaneously silly and gripping — an ideal combo for the weed-addled mind.
You vs. Wild
It might sound stressful to play an interactive Netflix show in which your blazed self guides Bear Grylls through the world’s toughest terrains, but it also has huge potential for hilarity. Not only will you have the power to decide whether Grylls crawls slowly over a snow-covered frozen lake or follows the sound of monkeys, but you’ll also have the gratifying sense of achievement once you’ve guided the survival king back to safety without even leaving your sofa.
American Vandal was Netflix’s most-watched show of 2017, and if you haven’t seen it, use 420 as an excuse to binge the whole season. Taking place in a high school, the series revolves around a crime: 27 faculty cars are vandalized with phallic images, resulting in a witch hunt for the perpetrator. The mockumentary perfectly satirizes the true crime genre, and you’ll actually find yourself caught up in the burning question: who drew the dicks?
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman
Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman follows a Tokyo businessman (aka salaryman) who leads a double life, skiving off his day job to sample some of the city’s most indulgent desserts. But this is no regular food show, rather a mix of philosophical musings, office politics, and trippy sequences. Each episode is named after a Japanese dessert and features such glorious food photography that it’ll leave you drooling — munchies or not.
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Sometimes you just need to go with the classics and press play on one of the best stoner movies on Netflix. While Mac & Devin Go to High School is no Friday or Half Baked, it deserves a spot on your smoking watch list. The movie follows Snoop Dogg’s struggle to graduate from high school, assisted by a very fresh-faced Wiz Khalifa in his acting debut. The movie is classic stoner fare, with plenty of weed jokes and a particularly memorable dentist visit, not to mention a next-level soundtrack that gifted us the forever summer anthem “Young, Wild & Free.”
The Great British Baking Show
If you smoked a bit too much and are getting paranoid, what you need is the sheer wholesomeness and low-stakes entertainment of The Great British Baking Show. The series puts a group of amateur bakers to the test as they vie for the title of best amateur baker in the UK. As you can tell from the trailer above, there’s sharp criticism, drama, and lots and lots of delicious baked goods, so we recommend having some snacks handy.
Planet Earth and Planet Earth II
If you weren’t already aware of how perfect wildlife documentaries are as a Netflix weed show go-to, shame on you. Seeing animals do anything in slow motion as your brain slows to a crawl is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the Planet Earth series is among the very best indulgence. Netflix has both the 2006 original and its 2016 sequel Planet Earth II, giving you approximately 14 hours of beautiful footage of the world’s natural wonders. Narrated by the David Attenborough, with an original score by Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth will show you the world all from the safety of your couch. And for a bonus, Attenborough’s 2019 wildlife series Our Planet is on Netflix, too.
While Ultimate Beastmaster is 100 percent not aimed at stoners, there’s no escaping the simple fact that it’s the best TV show to watch while high once you’ve exhausted the robust catalog of stoner movies on Netflix. Firstly, it’s created by Sylvester Stallone, which is reason enough to watch. Secondly, it follows over-enthusiastic athletes as they attempt to pass an over-the-top obstacle course called “The Beast” in the hope of being crowned “The Beastmaster.” The entire series is ridiculous, but once blazed, it levels up to a fall-on-the-floor-laughing viewing experience — trust us.
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